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Uber joins Goodwill for #UberSpringCleaning in SW Florida on Saturday

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With the arrival of spring, thoughts turn to cleaning house.

In the spirit of spring cleaning, ridesharing technology company Uber is teaming up with select Florida Goodwill locations to make giving clothing quick and convenient.

This weekend, after users bag up assorted clothing to be donated, Uber will take care of the rest, with the no-cost #UberSpringCleaning promotion. The special offer is only available in Ft. Myers-Naples, Sarasota and Tampa Bay.

On Saturday, May 2, customers can just open the Uber app between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and request “GIVE” at the bottom of the screen. Once connected, an SUV arrives at the ordered pickup location to take the items – and drop them off at the nearest Goodwill center.

For drivers to accept donations, all donated clothing must be bagged.

Since Uber drivers cannot leave vehicles unattended, bagged clothing must be brought to them when they arrive. With the popularity of #UberSpringCleaning, there could be some longer wait times.

Afterwards, donors will receive a follow-up email the following week with the tax receipt information.

Uber is providing the one-day #UberSpringCleaning to help Goodwill in its mission of job placement and training in local communities.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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